I believe that I have developed symptoms of tardive dyskinsia and I would like to get some feedback from members. I am afraid that the involuntary movement won't go away. I will be seeing my psychiatrist Monday (and I spoke with him yesterday). In the meantime I keep catching myself moving my tongue around in my mouth and sucking in my lips and sides of my mouth. It seems like I am just thirsty but it keeps happening without any control. When I try to stop it I feel the urge to start at it again. I fight the urge but it within in a minute or so I realize that I am back doing it again. My medication history is much too complicated and detailed to include now. I have taken an antidepression medication since 1982 - several different types. I also take Lithium and Lamictal. I have taken Seroquel - only 25 mg. to help me fall and stay asleep at night.
Tardive Dyskinesia is scary stuff. I have taken cogentin in the past when i had TD, as a result of taking haldol. these newer meds like Seroquel are not supposed to have TD side effects, but like you, I think I have experienced them-- from antidepressants and other meds.
I had to see a neurologist at one point, and all the guy could do was check my reflexes and watch me walk, and tell me that if the meds are causing TD side effects to take other meds.
Not quite as easy as it sounds-- I almost have to take something, right now it is Prozac, I don't have the rhythmic TD side effects you are experiencing- I get stiff neck and muscles.
Since TD can be permanent even after stopping the meds which cause it, if it were me, I would see a dr/neurologist as soon as possible. Get evaluated. Sometimes switching meds can help.
Every antipsychotic can cause tardive dyskinesia except Clozaril. Your symptoms do sound like tardive dyskinesia but get a referral to a movement disorders specialist. That's a very low dose of Seroquel to cause tardive dyskinesia but its still a possibility. It may be cumulative from what you were on before as you did not describe your past medication history. The best thing to do is see a movement disorders specialist. If you need an antipsychotic they would almost certainly change you to Clozaril. That has its own set of severe side effects but cannot cause tardive dyskinesia. As well there are new antipsychotics in development such as the glutamate antagonists which are safe and effective and promote a fuller recovery that cannot cause tardive dyskinesia. I am on glycine, an antipsychotic in Phase 2 study that is under research and administered under the care of my psychopharmologist. There will be better antipsychotics out there to come but regardless if you believe you have tardive dyskinesia a referral to a neurologist to a movement disorder specialist would be essential. And I have found as regards treatments for tardive dyskesia that Zofran is very effective. That is an approved medication in study for tardive dyskinesia and its been of great benefit to me and other people. If you read this post and need any more information feel free to contact me.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.